Dear Judo Community,

With much regret, we have decided to cancel the upcoming California State Judo Tournament. We understand that many people have been excited to have judo tournaments to start again in Northern California.

As we are still emerging from the pandemic to a state of normalcy, we have been having difficulty organizing and garnering enough resources and community support to host a tournament of this magnitude. We want to give the judo community the best tournament experience in Northern California but as things stand right now, it would not be possible.

If you signed up for USJF membership specifically for this tournament, please contact me at m.p[email protected] to get your membership extended.

For those who have registered for the tournament, a refund will be processed.

We are working hard to bring back our tournaments, but at this point of time, we need to go back and reassess our needs. We look forward to seeing you in the future.

Mitchell Palacio




Sunday May 7, 2023

Opening Ceremonies commence at 9:00 am with competition scheduled to begin at 9:30 am.


City College of San Francisco, Wellness Center,  50 Frida Kahlo Way, San Francisco, CA 94112

USJF Sanction: Pending

This event is open to members in good standing of USJF or USJA. Must be current paid members of USJF or USJA. 

Must verify proof of membership with a USJF or USJA; card, letter of confirmation of membership, image or copy.

Online pre-registration will require image or scanned copy of your federation membership;  USJF or USJA. Submit image of proof in pdf, jpeg, png, bmp, or tiff formats.

Registration and Fees

Regular Registration: From April 1 to April 23, 2023, the online registration fee will be $90 per division.

Late Registration: From April 24 to April 30, 2023 the online registration fee will be $110.

Online registration ends at midnight Sunday, April 30, 2023. 

No walk-ins and no exceptions.


All pre-registered contestants MUST check-in at designated weigh in sites.  Preliminary pools will be posted by Thursday, May 4, 2023.  Final pools will be posted by Friday, May 5, 2023.  All entry fees are non-refundable after Sunday, April 30, 2023, unless uncontested or prior to satellite weigh-in.

Players will weigh-in at one of the tournament’s approved satellite weigh-in sites. Check on the tab "Satellite Weigh-in Schedule" for a list of these location, dates and times as the tournament approaches.


On the day of the tournament, check-in at the registration table to be entered into the system as present. If you do not check-in prior to your posted match time, you may be disqualified. Door will be open for check-in at 8 am.

Chief Referee

Cal Kitaura

Referees’ meeting will begin at 7:30 am in Room 103.   All coaches welcome to attend.


Coaches must check-in and pick up their badges in room 103 between 8:30-9:00 am and show proof of current, USJF or USJA, coach’s certification to receive a coach’s wristband and coach’s tournament badge.  Only coaches wearing their wrist bands and tournament badge will be allowed on the competition floor area. 


Gold (1st), Silver (2nd) and Bronze (3rd) place medals will be awarded in each division.

Team Awards

Team Awards will be presented for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place Team Awards.  Club/ Dojo members accumulate Team points by placing on the podium;

  • Gold-15 points
  • Silver-7 points
  • Bronze-3 points
  • Each member competing-1 point

All medal recipients must be wearing their Judogi and belt when receiving their awards.

Tournament Director/Coordinator

Mitchell Palacio and Ariana Chandra

[email protected]

Questions about the event

[email protected]



City College of San Francisco Wellness Center »
50 Frida Kahlo Way
Timezone: America/Los_Angeles

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